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Adams Rite Aerospace

Adams Rite Aerospace (ARA) designs and manufactures a wide variety of custom-engineered components and systems for the aerospace industry. In 1896, our company started with a single mission – produce the highest quality commercial and residential ornate metal fixtures. This meant breaking new ground in design and manufacturing in order to make the products more precise, durable and aesthetically pleasing.

Starting in 1935 with latches for the Douglas DC-3, we began setting the standard for a complete range of innovative aircraft hardware. From the initial design of each product, through qualification, certification, manufacturing and support, our customers always receive the finest solutions available.

In order to design and support such a diverse set of products, we employ state of the art technology and have a talented team of highly skilled mechanical and electrical engineers dedicated to providing our customers with innovative solutions.

Most importantly, our team focuses on working closely together with your team so that we can offer custom solutions to support your unique requirements.

In the over 100 years since our founding, the applications for our precision engineered products have expanded dramatically, however, one tradition has remained unchanged and that is Adams Rite Aerospace’s commitment to analyzing each customers unique needs and then custom engineering the most reliable, efficient, attractive and cost effective solution.